Remember Butterfly Boucher? Her 2004 ethereal pop debut, Flutterby, seemed to have been overshadowed by similarly styled albums by Jem and Imogen Heap and I'd lost track of her since then. So when I stumbled upon Butterfly Boucher's new self-titled album during my annual promo cleanout, I was surprised to hear her music has taken [...]
Each year on this blog, since back in 2005 , I have been posted Christmas music. I've been collecting the genre for about 30 years. I recently received a reminder of why I do this... I was out in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving, driving around in a rental car with the SiriusXM satellite radio service. Every year, they turn one of their stations into a channel dedicated solely to Christmas music. So far, so good. I'm driving around L.A. for a week, getting into the spirit by listening to holiday music. I hadn't [...]
Missy Higgins' Razzle Dazzle tour with Katie Herzig and Butterfly Boucher stopped by Kansas City's Beaumont Club Saturday for a night of singer-songwriter music. Opening for Missy Higgins were fellow Australian artist and collaborator, Butterfly Boucher, and Coloradan, Katie Herzig. Boucher impressed the crowd by showcasing her talents on multiple instruments and Herzig beautifully mixed pop and folk for her tunes. I think many in the crowd were surprised by how familiar Herzig's tunes were - she's frequently been a part of soundtracks for popular television shows such as "Smallville" and "Grey's Anatomy." As for Australian, Missy Higgin's [...]
Por Damián Martone Butterfly (¡su verdadero nombre!) Boucher lanza en 2012 su disco homónimo, aunque no es esta su primer producción. Luego del moderadamente exitoso Flutterby (2003) que rotó por toda serie del prime-time americano, sin darle demasiada fama, tuvo algunos problemas con su discográfica para editar su segundo disco Scary Fragile (2007) y decidió que para su tercer disco, ya no recurriría a discográficas: lo haría todo ella. Y se lo tomó en serio, ya que la misma Butterfly grabó todos los instrumentos que suenan en su reciente disco. A diferencia de los anteriores, [...]
Watch this HD up close and personal performance of Missy Higgins' performing a new song "Set Me On Fire" from her just released in the US of A " The Ol' Razzle Dazzle ". Below, her performance of "Hello, Hello" on The Tonight Show last night She was accompanied by Butterfly Boucher She will be returning to the States soon for a tour with Kate Miller-Heidke
For those contemporary minded kitty cats and present-day motivated dreamers who are not afraid of grasping new concepts nor reliving their fashionable tastes amid those (sometimes) chartable / familiar sounds.. then begin your quest here by casting your ears & creative aural patterns over NoiseTrade’s Summer Sampler of 33 popular & dynamic flows - and start wondering your mind through a bed of eleven rock-lickin’ beats and eleven alternative watered refreshes. Supplying enough mixture for everyone, we pick 11 of this sampler’s best. MARC SCIBILIA – Bright Day Coming [...]
"Unashamed Desire" puts on stark display an emphatically different Missy Higgins than the ingratiating persona that launched the multi-platinum international hit album On A Clear Night five years ago. The charming, edge-free folk/pop of Higgins' earlier songs like "Sway" and "Peachy" were hardly pop pap but they were also safe and mostly mainstream, offering warm melodies and cool, sometimes distant, lyrical centers. Her bold new album The Ol' Razzle Dazzle, arriving June 1, turns the tables stylistically, thanks in great part to her partnership with fellow Aussie, now Nashville-ian and [...]
Bowie, Madonna, and Ben Folds have all sung her praises. Here's why. Described as smart indie pop with alt rock muscle, Butterfly Boucher's music is just that -- with touches of dance music ("5678!") and dirtier, more austere elements ("The Weather", "I Wanted to Be the Sun"). Boucher is just at home with the dark, dusty ballad ("Warning Bell") as she is with slow building burner ("The Weather"). It's hard to know whether Boucher was entirely made for these times -- the record doesn't sound dated as...
The other day we shared Missy Higgins teaser for her upcoming 3rd LP, which by the way, is partly produced by fellow Aussie Butterfly Boucher. In fact, the lead single, "Unashamed Desire", is on both Butterfly Boucher's upcoming release due out this month and Missy's LP also due out this summer which are slightly different versions. Listen to both below. Find out from her Noise11 interview below how this all came about as well, watch BB above perform one of her tracks off her new album above. All rights belong to Noise11 .
After a long hiatus Missy Higgins has returned with news of a forthcoming album "The Ol' Razzle Dazzle" and the first single, "Unashamed Desire" This will be her 3rd album, which is the follow up to On a Clear Night (2007, and The Sound of White (2004) and her Top Ten singles from those 2 albums: " Scar ", " The Special Two ", " Steer " and " Where I Stood ". We've been following her since her first album took Australia by storm. [...]
Butterfly Boucher - Aussie-born and raised transplant now living in Nashville has been on our RADAR since her major label 2003 alt-pop debut Flutterby ... numerous Ten Out Of Tenn songwriter tours, '09's long delayed Scary Fragile follow up, a recent Sarah McLachlan tour, Elle Macho power-pop-trio collaboration with David Mead and the production reins for the upcoming Missy Higgins album have kept her busy but she still found time to write, perform and co-produce (with Jamie Kenny) this fine new batch of songs // Release : Butterfly Boucher (April [...]
Butterfly Boucher is back after her 2004 breakout and 2009 lackluster release. We've got the first single 5678 for your listening pleasure off her upcoming self titled album.
Watch Katie Herzig in her new video for "Make A Noise" from her album, The Waking Sleep out now She will be touring in the US this Spring Heads up, Australia! Katie is coming your way in January. January 5th, Katie will be making her Australian debut at Northcote Social Club in Northcote, VIC. While she's there, Katie will also be playing at The Vanguard in Newtown, NSW. Katie will be joined by the [...]
Katie Herzig and Butterfly Boucher rocked out at Johnny Brenda’s Wednesday night, in celebration of Herzig's latest release, The Waking Sleep , and prematurely celebrating Butterfly’s upcoming album, due out some time in March of next year. The two gals even played together a bit- Herzig hopped on stage on vocals and keys for Butterfly’s last number, who in tern played bass in Herzig’s band. The sound of the 6-piece band nearly floored me- the bass prominently vibrating in my chest as they started playing the first tune of the evening- “Shovel”, which had a bit of [...]
We've been fans of Aussie-to-Nashville transplant Miss Butterfly Boucher for a some years now, dating back to when we first laid dumbstruck eyes on the video for "Another White Dash" (sadly now M.I.A.) from her 2003 debut Flutterby . When she's not playing bass (and opening) for Sarah McLachlan, producing the upcoming Missy Higgins album or performing her own songs with the traveling Ten Out of Tenn songwriting troupe, Boucher has found a few minutes to record some new tracks since the release of her fine, oft-delayed Scary Fragile [...]
If you've been paying attention, I hope I've made it clear that anyone claiming the existence of a " one true meaning of Christmas " is not supported by historical facts. If you like to celebrate Christmas as being primarily (or entirely) as celebration of the birth of Jesus, then good for you. Bookending Christmas & Easter as the foundation of Christianity – the birth and death of God's only begotten Son, the sacrifice for Mankind – is certainly sound theologically. But December 25? Sorry, that date has a very complex history. It belongs [...]
Butterfly Boucher is an Australian singer/songwriter. Boucher, born June 2, 1979, is the middle child of seven daughters. The name "Butterfly" was a suggestion from a friend of the family. In later years, Butterfly's sister Becca Boucher had a band, The Mercy Bell, in which Butterfly played bass guitar. Her debut album, Flutterby, was released in 2003. Boucher toured the United States and Europe, opening for Barenaked Ladies, and later for Sarah McLachlan on her Afterglow arena tour. Boucher released her first single of the album, "I Can't Make Me," in the UK first and later [...]
Australian powerhouse Butterfly Boucher is no mamby-pamby singer/songwriter. Butterfly's her actual given name. And though she's small and quite attractive, she rocks an authentic badass vibe like a tigress. Lovely, versatile, down-to-earth company, Butterfly's the gal I'd take with me on a cross-country motorcycle/backpacking adventure dotted by visits to grungy roadhouses as well as intimate, erudite art openings. In the studio with us, Butterfly finished her live set with a striking acoustic version of past favorite, Another White Dash , after a handful of poignant, vulnerably strong, Beatle's influenced songs from her newest album, [...]
Butterfly Boucher Butterfly Boucher, whose given name is indeed Butterfly, was born into a large family (she has six sisters) and gravitated quickly to creating music. Her professional career in music officially began in the mid-90's when Boucher joined sister Becca and her band, The Mercy Bell (formerly known as Eat The Menu ), as their bassist and vocalist. Together, the group released their LP, Bite in 1995. Their follow-up, Whoosh , followed in 1996 and was re-released in 1997 when the band decided to change their name. Trivia [...]
The show calendar overfloweth: The Dead Weather's gnarly blues-rock sounds exactly like what you'd expect, considering the players in the side project — Jack White (White Stripes), Alison Mosshart (the Kills), Jack Lawrence (the Raconteurs) and Dean Fertita. [Stream: "Treat Me Like Your Mother." ] Their debut, "Horehound," is out July 14, and quartet makes its L.A. debut tonight at the Roxy for a sold-out show. (They're back in SoCal on Aug. 25 (Wiltern), 27 (Glass House) and 29 (San Diego Street Scene). ... There are some other big deals in town tonight too — the [...]